El Nido Mangrove Tour

Take a kayak tour through the brackish waters surrounded by sprawling mangroves. We offer this unique opportunity to explore the otherworldly side of El Nido for wildlife watching and mosquito swatting.

We offer the El Nido Mangrove Tour exclusively to our guests. This is for those who want to have a different nature experience, escape the overcrowded beaches, and discover hidden gems off the coast of El Nido.

El Nido Mangrove tour

Mangroves are tree and shrub species that grow along rivers, brackish waters, and shores in the tropics and subtropics.

Our El Nido Mangrove tour will take you deep into nature. You will be rewarded with an immense amount of Palawan biodiversity. It’s a unique activity where you get to kayak through the narrow brackish waters at your own pace.

What to Expect From Our El Nido Mangrove Tour?

Unchartered Territory

This unique experience takes you far off the classical tourist circuit outside El Nido.

Pioneering Travel

Our El Nido Mangrove Tour takes you on an exciting journey to El Nido’s hidden gems and to places still preserved from mass tourism.

Unspoiled Nature

Spend some time in nature and kayak through the mystical mangroves of Palawan.

Local Experts

Palawan Alternative’s El Nido Mangrove Tour is organized by our passionate local experts, ensuring the best advice and insider tips on your tailor-made Palawan vacation. Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will ensure your enjoyment and safety on this unique adventure to the unexplored corner of El Nido.

Immersive Experience

You’ll get to experience El Nido like a local with a local. This is the best way to travel and get a fresh perspective of the region.


We will pick you up at your hotel at around 11:00 AM for the Beach & Backcountry tour. At around 4:00 PM, the adventure starts by walking through a wooden trail surrounded by mangroves. Here, our local guide will give you a brief educational tour. We’ll reach the end of the trail and start kayaking around the mangroves.

At around 6:00 PM, we’ll take you to Vanilla beach to see the sunset.


  • Palawan Alternative guide and local experts
  • Guided Mangrove tour
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Kayak
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Personalized service

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities


Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking our El Nido Mangrove tour. Please note that the Coast Guard might cancel boat trips due to sea conditions or bad weather for your safety. In this case, an alternative tour or activity would be suggested.

Make sure to bring your own towel, bug spray, water bottle, sunscreen, change of clothes, and swim attire. Please check out our complete Palawan packing list.

Palawan Alternative promotes environmental awareness in the community and you can do your part by not contributing to the waste that harms marine life. Help us preserve the natural wonders of El Nido for the future generation by refraining from littering, using reusable bottles or containers and segregating wastes (biodegradable and non-biodegradable). Bottled waters and single-use plastics are not allowed on the boat.

Our itinerary specialist will be happy to add this El Nido activity to your personalized Palawan itinerary.